MINELRES: FCNM Advisory Committee Publishes Opinion on FYROM's report

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Original sender: Nicola Markes-Goerlach <Nicola.MARKES-GOERLACH@coe.int>


PUBLICATION OF THE OPINION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
"THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA"

STRASBOURG 02.02.2005 - The opinion of the Advisory Committee of the
Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities on measures taken in this field by "the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia" has been made public at the country's initiative
(see attachment). The comments will be made available in due course.

The Advisory Committee of 18 independent experts drew up the opinion on
the basis of the state report and other materials and after conducting a
visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". The opinion will
soon be examined by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers,
which will then adopt its conclusions and possible recommendations. 

The opinions of the Advisory Committee are made public upon the adoption
of the Committee of Ministers' conclusions and recommendations, unless
the country concerned agrees to make the opinion public at an earlier
stage.


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Nicola Markes-Goerlach
Council of Europe
Directorate General of Human Rights
Secretariat of the Framework Convention
for the Protection of National Minorities 
F-67075 Strasbourg-Cedex
nicola.markes-goerlach@coe.int
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